This is 43-year-old Umaro. He is married and has 4 children, aged 18, 15, 13 and 10 years, and all are school-going children. In 2005, Umaro established his jeans, shirts, travelling bags, polos, baby dresses, lacoste clothing, etc. business. He began his business because he was unprivileged to attend a tertiary institution because of lack of financial support.
His mother gave him some money to start petty trading. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,784,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Umaro requires a loan in order to buy jeans, shoes, crepe and polos.
In the future, he plans to rent a bigger shop, provide quality education for his children and build a house. This loan will help to increase his stock and thus generate more income. Frequent increases in the price of items is his main challenge. He is a hardworking businessman. He thanks you for your support.
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